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New York Times, Monday, April 19, 1982

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,850
Across
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Swinelike animal : TAPIR
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Dunderhead : CLOD
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Actor Summerville: 1892–1946 : SLIM
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Addis ___ : ABABA
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Engage : HIRE
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Land of Hyde's presidency : EIRE
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Endangered bird : PEREGRINEFALCON
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Property or possessions : ESTATE
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Kind of stand : GOALLINE
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Produced : MADE
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Mathis song hit : MISTY
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Wool cluster : NEP
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State exec. : GOV
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Jonson or Vereen : BEN
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E. Indies palm : ATAP
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Broad : WIDE
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Two under par : EAGLE
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Endangered bird : BACHMANSWARBLER
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Plow sole : SLADE
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Fuel : COAL
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Supports : AIDS
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Scottish explorer : RAE
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Soften flax : RET
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Belfry dweller : BAT
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Residue : ASHES
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Heroic tale : EPIC
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Suitable : APPOSITE
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Least ruddy : PALEST
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Endangered simian : MOUNTAINGORILLA
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"___ La Douce" : IRMA
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"___ creature was stirring . . . " : NOTA
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Moslem prince : AMEER
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British weapon : STEN
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Apt rhyme for wooed : SUED
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Origins : SEEDS
Down
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Finish line : TAPE
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Burrows and Vigoda : ABES
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Hairdo dividing line : PART
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Construction member : IBEAM
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Rabble : RAGTAG
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Greek letter : CHI
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Edible fish : LING
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Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
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Slander : DEFAME
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Is a winner, as a book : SELLS
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Lawful : LICIT
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O. Henry's pet device : IRONY
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"Handwriting . . . " word : MENE
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Bohemian dance : REDOWA
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Straightener : ALINER
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Make manifest : EVINCE
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Seizes : NABS
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And others: Lat. abbr. : ETAL
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S.A. rodent : PACA
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Show caution : BEWARE
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Coveted deg. : PHD
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Br. decoration : DSO
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Arabian cloak : ABA
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Fluent : GLIB
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Helen of Troy's mother : LEDA
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Formerly, formerly : ERST
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Simplest : MEREST
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Syrian city : ALEPPO
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Orientals, e.g. : ASIANS
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Diadems : TIARAS
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Toward the left side of a ship : APORT
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Froth : SPUME
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Province in eastern China : HONAN
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Region, to a rhymester : CLIME
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French friends : AMIS
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Mississippi Indian : TIOU
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Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
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Virginia's Rob't : ELEE
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Coaster : SLED
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Sea dogs : TARS
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Traipse : GAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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